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Automobile Tire Print Coasters - Third Drawer Down X Robert Rauschenberg

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Third Drawer Down in collaboration with The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation present the Automobile Tire Print coasters, an iconic piece now available as tableware. This artwork came about in 1953 when Robert Rauschenberg directed his director friend John Cage his model ford straight over 20 sheets of paper laid out on the streets of Manhattan. 

-Set of four corkboard coasters
-Gift packaged
-10cm x 10cm (3.9" x 3.9")
-Packaging Size: 45cm x 10.2cm x 0.7cm (17.7" x 4" x 0.2")

Robert Rauschenberg, Automobile Tire Print, 1953.
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Robert Rauschenberg

One of the 20th century's most influential American artists, Robert Rauschenberg was known for his groundbreaking work as well as a spirit of generosity and social activism. Working in a wide range of subjects, styles, techniques, and mediums, Rauschenberg was a forerunner of many of the important artistic movements since abstract expressionism. He had a lifelong commitment to collaboration, working with performers, printmakers, scientists, writers and artisans from around the globe. Rauschenberg also stood behind many causes ranging from environmental protection to the role of art in education to the connection between freedom of expression and human rights.Today, Rauschenberg's work is not only heralded by curators and art historians, it remains highly influential and relevant to a new generation of artists.

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Third Drawer Down

Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, Third Drawer Down has collaborated with some of the most influential artists of our time, translating their works into gift and homeware collections with an uncompromising dedication to artistic integrity, functionality, and accessibility. Originally established as a project producing limited edition artist tea towels as prints-on-linen, Third Drawer Down has grown into a global business, launching the United States company in fall 2018. Third Drawer Down’s superbly crafted artist-driven gifts and homewares are brimming with irony and intelligence working with the greatest artists on the planet. The studio has collaborated with more than 200 international artists including Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Guerrilla Girls, Alex Katz, Yayoi Kusama, Chris Ofili, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, David Salle, David Shrigley, and Mickalene Thomas.

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